TAMPA, Fla. – The injury bug bite the Thrashers again Sunday – hard.
All-Star defenseman Tobias Enstrom and captain Andrew Ladd missed the game against Tampa Bay after suffering injuries Saturday.
For Enstrom, his franchise record for consecutive games played ends at 296. He has not missed a game since making his NHL debut to start the 2007-08 season. Enstrom surpassed the mark set by Slava Kozlov earlier this season.
Enstrom injured a hand blocking a shot in Saturday’s shootout loss to the New York Rangers. He will be re-evaluated Monday in Atlanta. His status for Sunday’s All-Star Game is unclear.
With Enstrom out, Zach Bogosian returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch the past three games. He was paired with Ron Hainsey. Johnny Oduya moved up to play with Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Sopel and Freddy Meyer completed the defensive pairings.
Ladd missed his first game of the season with a lower-body injury. The extent of his injury is unclear.
With Ladd out, and Evander Kane missing his third straight game with a mid-body injury, Fredrik Modin was activated from the injured list. Modin has missed the past six games with a mid-body injury. He took Ladd’s spot on the left wing on a line with Rich Peverley and Niclas Bergfors.